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Definition someone inclined to waste time or be slower than others in a group
  • Yes we will, though you're laggard in asking me, sir.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • "Highgarden and Storm's End support his claim, and the Dornishmen will not be laggardly.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • It rides ahead of your laggard will.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King's Horseman
  • "By the way, sire," said Gossip Coictier, "I had forgotten that in the first agitation, the watch have seized two laggards of the band.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Twilight had long fallen when a little company of laggards, their SS escorts urging them to make haste, passed the building where I was still hiding.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • They caught the seed virus and passed it on, finally, to the Laggards, the most traditional of all, who see no urgent reason to change.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • I am no laggard, Uncle; for I have been stirring nearly an hour, and exploring our island.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • The lessons of yesterday had been that retribution was a laggard and blind.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • It is a close night, though the damp cold is searching too, and there is a laggard mist a little way up in the air.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • "It is very extraordinary," said this noble laggard, "but this is the first time that I have ever been in Paris for more than three or four weeks."
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Even so in pursuit was Agamemnon, forever killing laggards as they fled.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • The Cats and the Windblown are swarming through the hills with lance and lash, driving them north and cutting down the laggards.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • The squishers are apt t' take the laggards."
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • "Malluch is a laggard to-night," he said, showing where his thoughts were.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • Throughout that first year at the Beijing Dance Academy, I was considered a laggard by most of my teachers.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • You'd better catch up with the queen, younglings; she does not take lightly to fools or laggards.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • By the late innings of the game the rest of the room—a few laggard coals glowed orange beneath the fireplace grate—lay sleeping in soft, quiescent shadows.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • If there are laggards, they'll have to wait until tomorrow to get in.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • It awaited the family laggard, who found any sort of inconvenience (to others) less disagreeable than getting up when he was called.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • It was like watching a dance, everyone making the same movement at once, except for one or two laggards who were out of step.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising

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